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Sunday, 06 January 2013 07:34

Explosive Devices Discovers In Kandahar

Sunday, January 6, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The police officials of Kandahar province discovered and neutralized quantity of explosive devices yesterday. 
Interior ministry press office said to BNA, 3 gallons full of explosive devices which were placed by armed militants for terrorist and destructive activities in the vicinities of Takhta Pul district of that province discovered and neutralized. 
With discovering of these materials, they prevented several terrorist events in that province. 
According to another report, the police personnel of Herat province discovered and defused a mine which was planted by armed militants along the road of Pashtoon Zarghoon district of that province.
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Sunday, 06 January 2013 07:31

ASF Kills 7 Armed Taliban

Sunday, January 06, 2013
Kabul (BNA) 7 armed Taliban rebels were killed in clash by Afghan Security Forces. 
Interior ministry press office said to BNA, in the last 24 hours, the Afghan Security Forces conducted 8 cleaning up operations in the outskirts of Kabul, Urozgan, Maidan-Wardak, Ghazni, Khost and Farah provinces and killed 7 armed Taliban rebels and arrested 8 others including a local commander of them. 
It is said, in these operations, 2 Kalashnikovs, 67 mortars, 7 rocket bullets, 100 kg of Ammonium Nitrate, 2000 warheads, quantity of explosive materials, heavy and light arms were seized by these forces.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

Sunday, 06 January 2013 07:17

Youths’ Placement In Afghan Society

Sunday January 6, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The United Nations had declared the year of 2010 as the year of the youth to recognize placement of this dynamic potential in the human society as it’s a fact that today’s youth constitutes tomorrow’s leaders and they would ménage global affairs and human community should focus on providing appropriate ground to these people to nourish their hidden abilities so that prosperous and peaceful world in guaranteed in the future.
So for achieving this goal, global community is obliged to utilize all possible triumphs to facilities the youths to further flourish their physical capabilities and mental growth to achieve beneficial outcomes.
Survey shows that 10 million of the overall population in Afghanistan constitutes the youth between the age of 18 and 24 and now with consideration of this great human resource potentials, efforts should be triggered in formulating effective strategic measures should be undertaken to bring proper change in living standard of the youth as today the Afghan society beside having major human resource, role of the youth in decision making process and leadership and in opposition to the demands of 21st century and the modern era, still this segment of Afghan society facing in some illogical limitations and so-called traditional values that hamper ways to them to contribute in various spheres and legal age for nomination of presidency of the country raised to 40 and senate to 35.
The main question which arises is that representative of the people make way to the parliament and senate through votes of the youths, but why they can’t nominate themselves for the post of president, lawmakers and rest of the high ranking positions.
The youths of Afghanistan as part of global human community should retain the appropriate position in the country to contribute their effective role in all fields of socioeconomic progress, but regrettably, youths of Afghanistan are massively demoralized and their psychological power have been influenced by the suppressive and dictatorial polices of some ex leaders and such politicians are not ready at any cast to pave the way to the youth to take part in politics and national decision making process.
Afghanistan beside focusing on contribute and role of the youth in social spheres requires to combat the humiliated phenomenon of administrative corruption with full force to overcome on the issue soon which has overshadowed the opportunities to upgrade energetic role of the youngsters in the country.

Sunday January 6, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The minister of agriculture and livestock Mohammad Asif Rahimi has said that 80 percent of development plans of the ministry have been implemented in Kabul province.
Addressing at a conference here yesterday, the minister said that dozens of development projects has been completed so far this year in Kabul and 300 more projects will be implemented next year in Afghan calendar.
The projects implemented so far this year, he said, includes agriculture, animal husbandry, infrastructure and general services.
With implementation of more than 300 other projects enduring net solar year at districts and village level the agriculture field will be promoted in rural areas.
He also stated that distribution of improved seeds, planting saffron, vegetable, soybean, fighting diseases, providing loans to farmers, cleaning irrigation canals and reforestation are the projects and will be implemented at a cost of 15.4 million US dollars funded by the ministry of agriculture.

Sunday January 6, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The minister of foreign affairs Dr. Zalmai Rassoul and minister of transport and civil aviation Dr. Daud Ali Najafi inaugurated the newly constructed VIP Hall at Kabul International Airport yesterday to receive high ranking officials and foreign dignitaries.
The new lounge is equipped with internet, check passport system, security cameras, coffee shop and digital system to announce arrival and departure flights.
In his remarks, Dr. Rassoul said that a new and larger VIP Hall for VIP persons including presidents will also be built at the Kabul airport with financial support of the foreign ministry.

Sunday, 06 January 2013 07:09


Sunday, January 6, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in consultation with High Peace Council has release about 300 prisoners from Bagram prison in recent days and the process is continuing.
BNA commentator writes on that regard:
In spite of protests and reaction of the critics, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, after investigating the cases of the prisoners and issuing verdicts of relevant courts, the process of releasing the prisoners started and so far nearly 300 prisoners who have been detained from across the country by foreign forces accusing of armed activities, have been freed. The prisoners were behind the bars of Baram prison which was handled by American forces sometimes ago.
Some of the prisoners claimed that they were behind the bars for up to five years without any interrogation and a verdict of a court, they were innocent and there were no any evidence for their imprisonment. But there were evidence that some others had committed acts against security.
After, the ministry of defense admitted the responsibility and control of the prison; a commissioned was assigned by the government to investigate the cases of the prisoners. As a result of the investigations and recommendations of the High Peace Council, the prisoners were released.
Some politicians consider the release of the prisoners as a good-well of Afghan government for trust building among Afghan people and to provide the ground for better understanding and reconciliation which is an urgent need for ensuring permanent peace and stability in our war torn country. Releasing a number of prisoners from Baram prison could be an example of awareness and consciousness of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and an evident that Afghan government has committed to protect the rights of its citizens and surrenders to no any pressure in that regard.
The politicians persist that the armed oppositions should not consider the decision of Afghan government one way street and they also must react accordingly and at least decrease violence against their people, because Afghan government by the move of releasing the prisoners has come under severe criticism of critics both from inside and outside of the country. They accuse the government that releasing the prisoners from Baram prison who are mostly related to Taliban groups further strengthens the ranks of armed oppositions; while the authorities of Afghan state and the high peace council consider releasing the prisoners as a part of humanitarian activities and believe the released prisoners will work for peace will be helpful for trust building and mutual understanding. Meanwhile warn that if the prisoners, who have been released, once again turn to armed activities and arrested, they would be punished severely.
We hope, the released prisoners understanding the highest interests of the country, honestly work for ensuring peace and stability in the country in order to make the critics of Afghan government to stop their criticism and let not the process of releasing the prisoners be halted.
Written By: Khalil Minawi BNA Director    

Sunday January 6, 2013
JALALABAD (BNA) The minister of finance Omar Zakhilwal began the construction work of railway station and new building of custom house in Hisar Shahi area on Jalalabad-Torkham highway yesterday.
Later the finance minister, addressing a press conference in Jalalabad city, he said that the custom department will be constructed in 1000 acres land and the railway station connecting Hisar Shahi to Peshawar will be built in 500 acres land.
He did not provide information about the fund allocated for the projects, but added both the projects are essential for economic development.
Zakhilwal meantime did not rule out the existence of corruption in custom house, saying installation of new equipment’s in custom offices in Torkham and Jalalabad will reduce corruption.
He also visited various offices of custom house.

Sunday January 6, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The House of People with Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on the chair summoned the minister for defense General Bismillah Mohammadi and minister of interior General Ghulam Mujtaba Patang yesterday.
During the session, both the ministers answered the questions.
Briefing the house, both the ministers said the security transition process is on track and third phase of the transition has also been completed and the fourth phase will begin as per schedule.
They also noted that the security of the areas has been assumed from NATO-led force is much better than the past.
The minister of defense in his address said that the NATO-led force will hand over some of their equipment to national security troops after withdrawal from Afghanistan.
He also counted lack of facilities for air force and intelligence problems as main challenges of the national army.
Defense minister Mohammadi also rejected the concern over the possible infighting in the country after foreign forces pull out in 2014, saying there will be no security threat after troops’ withdrawal, noting if there is any threat that will be terrorist threat.
Replying a question, interior minister Patang said that Hakim Shijaee is not in Uruzgan province and efforts are underway to locate and bring him to justice.

Sunday, January 06, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president met yesterday with Director of National Security Council of Iran. 
While some members of the Iranian Security Council and Iranian ambassador were also present.
Sayed Jalil director of Iranian Security Council mentioned the common historical, cultural and linguistic bonds of the Iranian people with the people of Afghanistan, called relations between the two nations as very deep and friendly and emphasized on furthering ties. 
He also praised the gains of the government and the people of Afghanistan in the past ten years with respect to progress and stability and expressed his country’s support towards further stability and security in Afghanistan. 
He stressed that the people of Afghanistan possess marked capacities for progress and in case of creation better opportunities they can attain further gains. 
Considering relations between Afghanistan and Iran as historical and friendly, Khalili thanked Iran for its assistance in reconstruction of Afghanistan. 
He added that Afghanistan has firm will for holding of presidential elections and transition of the security responsibility in 2014 and economic self-sufficiency and the Afghan government expects that her neighbors assist the people of Afghanistan in respect to ensuring of security, stability and reconstruction. 
He stressed that Afghanistan will never create any problems for her neighbors and the efforts and the expectations of the government of Afghanistan is to have friendly and brotherly relations with her neighbors.

Sunday, January 06, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Marshal Mohammad Qaseem Fahim First Vice President met yesterday with Dr. Sayed Jalili Director of Iranian National Security Council and his accompanying delegation while Iranian ambassador was also present. 
At the meeting Marshal Fahim appreciated the assistance of the brotherly Iranian government towards the people of Afghanistan and stressed we will remember your assistance. 
He added that today as a result of the resistance of its people and the support of the international community, Afghanistan is in a better situation compared to the past and we decisively try to protect our achievements. 
He stressed that the Government of Afghanistan exerts efforts so that soon the fourth phase of security transition is realized as our forces have shown market successes in this direction. 
He added that some concerns have been created among our people over withdrawal of foreign forces after 2014, by some countries and the media, but with the help of Allah and the support of our people, we have got the abilities to defend our order and the people. 
Dr. Sayed Jalili the chairman of the Iranian delegation emphasized that Afghanistan has really improved compared to the past years and this is matter of pleasure for us, and we hope that this process continue so that we will witness self-sufficiency of your people. 
He stressed that the Afghan nation has sustained immense patience and bitterness and considering their high spirit, resistance, and patience in combating the hardships, we are hopeful of their better future.